A SideDish spy tells me that Al Biernat and Stephan Pyles were spotted together last night on the patio at Bolsa. The two were reportedly — and oddly — wearing sunglasses and hats. Hmm. I’m starting the rumor right here that they are planning to launch a new restaurant together. Print it. Or post it. Or tweet it. Whatever.16 Comments »
Carolina Galvan-Rodriguez, former wife of Mico Rodriguez, is opening her first of possibly four restaurants. Carolina’s Mexican Cuisine will have it’s grand opening tomorrow on Rosemeade (near George Bush Tollway) in Far North Dallas. The invite-only soiree starts at 6 tomorrow. The public can dine after 9 p.m. (No menu attached to the press release.)9 Comments »
Can a burger be both healthy and delicious? I doubt it; Kristin Hull differs. Read all about it.
Here is the newly updated and revised list of dining options for Father’s Day.
Questions: How many chicken wings does Wingstop have to sell to pay Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman to be their national spokesman? Why do people eat chicken wings? If you love press releases, jump. If you hate/love chicken wings, we want to know why. Continue reading "Wingstop, Troy Aikman Renew Partnership"5 Comments »
Our hard working editorial intern, Kellyn Curtis, spent last Saturday at the Dallas Farmers Market with the new chef of Trader Vic’s, Michael Owens. She files this report with pictures:
Shopping for fresh produce at the Dallas Farmer’s Market is the perfect way to spend a Saturday morning. Last weekend I was lucky enough to tag along with Trader Vic’s new executive chef Michael Owens to shop for fresh ingredients and get the scoop on what he’s been up to since he took over the Polynesian-themed tiki lounge five weeks ago. Items on the grocery list: tomatoes and watermelon for a salad to be served at the restaurant that night.
Chef Owens has trained under some of the nation’s most renowned chefs including Stephan Pyles at the award winning Star Canyon Restaurant. He’s also worked at the Oceanaire Seafood Room and the world-famous steakhouse, Morton’s of Chicago. His impressive background made him the perfect choice to revamp Trader Vic’s menu. “It’s a great opportunity for a chef to entirely rework a menu,” Owens said. “We’ve made leaps and bounds since I first got here.” Continue reading "Hanging With a Chef: Michael Owens of Trader Vic’s"3 Comments »
The 23rd Annual American Harvest Workshop will take place September 12-16 at Cakebread Cellars in Rutherford, CA. Five celebrated chefs from around the world will met with top artisan food producers, select media, and consumers to learn about and celebrate the bounty of America’s food and wine producers. One of the five chefs picked is Dallas’ Scott Gottlich (Bijoux, The Second Floor). The four-day affair will culminate in two harvest dinners where participants can unwind and toast to their labors.
To get ready for his California close-up, will host a series of Cakebread wine pairing dinners in July (9th, 21st, and 30th.) These four-course dinners will be a celebration of the summer’s harvest with each dish paired with five Cakebread wines. Cost of dinners is $110 per person. Deets below. Continue reading "Bijoux Chef Scott Gottlich Invited to Cakebread’s Annual American Harvest Workshop"3 Comments »